Man. Today is a wicked awesome day. For several reasons. You're dying to know why, aren't you? Of course you are!
Ok, so NaNoWriMo: I did an unplug today with my dear friend, Marisa, whom I want to heap accolades and gratitudes to for talking me down from my mental ledge yesterday. I've been writing blather and nonsense in a novel form, feeling horrendously inadequate, questioning every life choice I'd made, wanting to quit already. It's so amazingly wonderful to have someone there who completely understands the desperation and frustration and all kinds of tions you go through whilst writing.
Also, for the uninformed, an unplug is where you don't play on Facebook or answer emails or paint your toenails, you just sit and write for an hour. And probably will be the reason I have any sort of success in this whole writing bizness.
Also, two majorly huge humongously awesome things happened today whilst unplugging.
1. I figured out the name of my book. May I introduce you to a little novel called PARASOMNIA? Yes, I'm beaming with pride. It's like holding my first born. Except this one doesn't poop on me. Also, if anyone uses my name for their book, I might have to find you and cut you.
2. I figured out the ending of my book. Woot!! Seriously, that was why I was on that mental ledge yesterday, pulling my hair and eyelashes out, throwing my hands up to the sky in a plea for strokes of brilliance or at least something decent like. So now, all these words are going somewhere. Writing a book, at least for me, is like trying to decipher what shape an object is in the dark. I know it's there, I just can't figure out what it is. And then slowly, slowly it's like ohhhh this is a square. Or something. Also, I just know all your dirty minds out there have taken these past few sentences and tweaked them to your base and wicked means.
South Beach: Nothing to report, other than I sifted through about eleventy hundred pieces of Halloween candy for something to put in my kids' lunch boxes and escaped the incident with nary a piece of sweet chocolate and peanut butter in my mouth. Phew. It was a close call.
We're here to the weekend, which I foresee as being a hard time for me and the Hubs. We're getting munchies and cravings and just in general want to stuff our faces with something normal. Like bread. We must stay the course. We must plan our meals and snacks. We must go to the library because we need new books. Or wait, that's just me.
I hope you have a very very happy Friday.
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